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Platform Release Notes: May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

Curious what’s new that you might find helpful as a application developer? Here are highlights from our platform updates over the past two weeks.

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The team is looking to make the platform easier to evaluate and use, and we’re recruiting volunteers to help us do that. If you’re interested, let us know at We’ll ask you a few questions and ask you to walk us through using some aspect of the platform via screenshare.


  • We’ve published a cost estimator spreadsheet (in XLSX and ODS formats) that your team can use to get a sense of how much will cost for your organization. If you’re interested in switching from a sandbox to a paid package, or if you want to expand your use of the platform to additional applications, use the estimator to get a sense of what the access package and usage quota fees will be across all your systems.
  • The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has issued a provisional authorization for Department of Defense teams to use’s FedRAMP P-ATO for systems at the DISA level 2 impact level. This is a followup to the P-ATO; Level 2 is equivalent to FedRAMP Moderate.
  • The latest version of the PHP buildpack supports PHP 7.1.4 and 7.0.18.


We’ve improved our automated process for updating the part of that routes traffic to your application. Previously, you might have seen occasional 502 errors in your application when we made updates.


The latest version of the PHP buildpack removes support for PHP 7.1.2 and 7.0.16. If your applications rely on one of these versions, update your application to use a supported version of PHP.

Platform releases

We upgraded the Cloud Foundry deployment to v258. This upgrade addresses these security vulnerabilities:

Restage your application to incorporate fixes in the base filesystem and ensure you’re running the most recent language version supported by your buildpack.

Additional upgrades

See also

If you’re interested in details about recent dashboard updates, you can also see the dashboard release notes.

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